A Dance for Emilia
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- A book that's under 150 pages
- A book with a blue cover
I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't (view spoiler)[a talking cat. A dancing cat, sure, but not a talking one (hide spoiler)]. Then again, this is Beagle, so it's a mistake to expect or not expect any particular thing. That's one of the things I enjoy about his work.
This really wasn't a calculated tearjerker of a story, but it really got to me. I was sobbing almost ...more
This is a cute, simple little book about two lifelong friends. One of them is an actor, the other is a dancer. The dancer dies and leaves behind his beloved cat and also a girlfriend, Emilia. Emilia comes to visit the actor and the cat. They come to believe the dancer's spirit is in the cat, which speaks to them. And dances, hence the "Dance for Emilia". It's a cute story, but it lacks drama, or the real magic which Peter S. Beagle is known for. Perhaps I'm missing something, but I thought it wa...more
A man with a passion for theater and a man with a passion for dance become friends, though neither sees the success they dreamed of. They stay in touch all their lives, until one day the dancer dies, and the actor finds out things about ...more
Synopsis: A Dance for Emilia is a short story about ...more
His ideas about death make me uncomfortable; but could it be about death, real death, if it didn't make you at least a little ...more
Nevertheless this story to me is about the love we have for each other and that that love never dies as it always lives on. It's also about letting go (even though you might not want to - you should).